YA Shot 2018 Tour – Featuring Katharine and Elizabeth Corr

Hi Everyone! Today, I’m happy to invite a couple of guests to Arkham Reviews in order to tell you a bit about YA Shot.

For those of you who are new to this blog, YA Shot is a one-day even that brings together a whole host of young adult and middle grade authors from the UK. It’s basically a massive celebration of that showcases the best of writing for young readers, promoting the joy of reading and inspiring a passion of writing.

This year’s YA Shot takes place on 14th April 2018 and is venue is the Hillingdon Civic Centre, Uxbridge Library and Uxbridge Waterstones. It features a programme of workshops, panels and book signings. If you’re interested, you should totally check out their website – http://www.yashot.co.uk/ – which has details about the events, the authors involved and where you can buy a ticket.

Two of the writers who are taking part in YA Shot this year are Katharine and Elizabeth Corr, who are the authors of The Witch’s Kiss Trilogy. If you’ve been paying attention, you will have noticed that I’ve spoken about each of these books – The Witch’s Kiss, The Witch’s Tears and The Witch’s Blood – over the last couple of months, so feel free to head over to those posts if you want to read more. This post is also part of the official book tour for The Witch’s Blood which was released last week. Check out the bottom of this post for more information about the other stops.

Please read on to learn a little more about these authors, and have a chance to win a copy of the The Witch’s Kiss Trilogy for yourself!

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The Witch’s Kiss

The Witch’s Kiss was written by Katharine and Elizabeth Corr and first published in 2016. It is a contemporary set fantasy story, which focuses on a teenage witch who discovers that she has ties to an ancient curse. The novel forms the first part of The Witch’s Kiss series and is followed by The Witch’s Tears (2017). A third novel – The Witch’s Blood is due for release later this year.

Merry has been having a hard time. When her mother forbade her from learning witchcraft, she took it upon herself to learn a few spells. However, after a terrifying incident with a friend, she has been left with a fear of ever using her powers again. Unfortunately, her life is not so simple. Her untrained powers have been running wild and it’s getting increasingly difficult to hide.

When Merry and her older brother, Leo, hear a mysterious knocking in the attic, the two quickly discover a box which contains some ancient magical artefacts. Not long after, Merry has an odd encounter with a sword-wielding boy and knows that she has no choice but to approach her Gran’s coven for answers.

What Merry learns shocks her. Centuries before, her ancestor made a promise that her family would one day find a way to defeat a great evil. As the heir of the family, Merry has inherited this responsibility. The evil warlock Gwydion and his monstrous servant – the King of Hearts – are starting to awaken from their enchanted slumber. Only Merry can find a way to destroy them forever. However, she is young and untrained. What chance does she have against someone who has studied the dark arts for years?  More

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